Ad Eternum (New Amsterdam, #4) Read Online Free - For centuries, the wampyr has drifted from one place to another. From one life to another. It's 1962, and he's returned to New Amsterdam for the first time since he fled it on pain of death some sixty years before. On the eve of social revolution, on the cusp of a new way of life, he's nevertheless surrounded by inescapable reminders of who he used to be.
For a thousand years, he's chosen to change rather than to die. Now, at last, he faces a different future....
|Title||:||Ad Eternum (New Amsterdam, #4)|
|Number of Pages||:||90 pages|
June 05, 2013
Rating: 4* of five
The Publisher Says: For centuries, the wampyr has drifted from one place to another. From one life to another. It's 1962, and he's returned to New Amsterdam for the first time since he fled it on pain of death some sixty years before. On the eve of social revolution, on the cus...
January 21, 2015
Hmm. I picked this up off the shelf in the library without realizing it was part of a series which I hadn't read. I began to suspect as I read further and further into the book, and references were made, seemingly with the expectation that the reader would know what they were.
February 25, 2012
This is a quiet examination of existentialism as it applies to vampires. Eternity seems a long time when there's not even sleep to help pass the minutes. Boredom threatens. Even the most determined of vampires must wonder why he bothers to persist. It's beautifully written but probably one for th...
November 20, 2017
Now a vampire lives forever, but not so forensic sorcerers.
The knitting afficionado and super-detective wampyr Sebastien gets the emo treatment as he thinks about how old he is and how many friends he has lost. There's not that much going on, mostly relying on references to old characters and sit...
May 04, 2016
2.5 stars, rounded up out of nostalgia and residual fondness for the narrator, as I recall him from previous books.
I wanted to like this more than I did. Alas.
This is a slim volume at 90 numbered pages, and I was a bit taken aback to discover that. I felt a little cheated, I must admit. (Though,...
February 07, 2017
Jumping back to the future, as it were, we find Sebastian returning to New Amsterdam for the first time since the events of the first book - and after the passing of Lady Irene.
He returns to a place where it is no longer just to exist as a wampyr, but which is not entirely accepting of them, eith...
September 23, 2012
I do really like this series and the World it is set in.
I also like the structure of it being short stories over long periods of time, which is fitting for showing an ageless being. Bear is really good at depicting the perspective of an immortal, as much as one can.
The only reason I did not fully...
January 24, 2013
With the last couple of Don Sebastian books, Elizabeth Bear has been giving us tiny, truffle-like treats. Just a taste of our favorite steampunk(dieselpunk?) Vampire Private Investigator. This one is the smallest of all. At a microscopic 90 pages, this feels more like the first chapter of a book...
July 18, 2013
The last of the New Amsterdam series of novellas finds the wampyr in melancholy contemplation of his immortality. I missed the usual murder mystery. Instead there is the mystery of what he will do next. He contemplates the friends and lovers he has outlived, runs into an old friend and ruminates...
May 06, 2013
Noting this is volume 4 of the "New Amsterdam" stories, which I did not know when I started the book, maybe I should have read vol. 1 first, but this novella came as part of a surprise package.
It's the second time in recent months, I picked an Elizabeth Bear-title and the second time I'm not exa...